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ROCKY FORUM | The De-Italianization of Rocky Balboa: The Italian Stallion’s Path to Becoming an American Hero

  Author: Juan Rodríguez Santos University of Alcalá Download PDF version If you polled Americans to identify which character in all cinema best represents American values, it is quite likely that many would choose Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone). Without a doubt,...

SPECIAL ISSUE | Dancing War Machines: An Analysis of Performance in the Musical Film West Side Story

Download PDF version Musical films are a favourite among viewers since their emergence in 1927 (Chilton 2020) tied to the arrival of the “talkies” and the consequent possibility of including sound within what were, until then, silent films. Their popularity...

Uncut Gems: dizzying and breathtaking cinema

Uncut Gems—the fourth feature film directed by brothers Josh and Benny Safdie—is an exhausting tale of gambling, jewels and loan sharks, and gives the audience very few opportunities to catch their breath during its runtime of over two hours, which...

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